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UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

James Harden signs extension, giving him richest NBA deal ever

The Houston Rockets have signed star guard James Harden to a four-year, $160 million contract extension, giving him the richest contract in NBA history at $228 million over six years. …


Ex-Gonzaga player Kyle Wiltjer part of blockbuster trade involving Chris Paul

Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, and the Rockets will soon have two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship.


James Harden’s great season for Rockets ends in embarrassing loss

The indelible images of James Harden’s “historic year” and the Houston Rockets will be the lowlights from a 39-point loss in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals to a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 9 p.m.

Spurs rout James Harden, Rockets 114-75 to win series

The San Antonio Spurs eliminated the Houston Rockets with a 114-75 victory in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals, and they didn’t even need Kawhi Leonard to do it. …


Rapper Travis Scott designs special shirts for Rockets fans

Rapper Travis Scott and the Houston Rockets will have a special treat for fans attending Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinal series on Thursday night. Everyone will receive exclusive …


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Spurs overcome Kawhi Leonard injury, James Harden to beat Rockets in OT

Danny Green scored seven of his 16 points in overtime, and the San Antonio Spurs beat James Harden and the Houston Rockets 110-107 in overtime to take a 3-2 lead …


Defending Rockets’ James Harden is a chess match worth watching

Oklahoma City swingman Andre Roberson often was praised by his coach and teammates for playing suffocating defense on James Harden during their first-round playoff series. Houston’s MVP candidate still averaged …


NBA fines Rockets owner $100,000 for confronting referee

Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for confronting a referee during live game action. The incident occurred Tuesday in Game 5 of the Rockets’ …


Rockets determined to play better in conference semis

James Harden and the Houston Rockets are feeling great heading into the Western Conference semifinals for one big reason. They don’t believe they played well so far despite downing the …


NBA Playoff Capsules: James Harden leads way as Houston Rockets eliminate Oklahoma City

James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped Houston overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over visiting Oklahoma City on Tuesday night …


AP source: NBA investigating Patrick Beverley incident with fan

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the NBA is investigating an incident between Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley and an Oklahoma City Thunder fan. Video …


Westbrook vs Harden the highlight when NBA playoffs open

MVP candidates Russell Westbrook and James Harden face each other in the highlight of the NBA first round. They were teammates in Oklahoma City, and now Harden leads a record-setting …


NBA Capsules: James Harden outduels Russell Westbrook as Rockets top Thunder

HOUSTON – Lou Williams scored 31 points, James Harden finished with 22 points and 12 assists, and the Houston Rockets cruised to a 137-125 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder …


‘Granny’ shot master Rick Barry is glad someone had the guts to bring it back to the NBA

Despite evidence it can improve free throw shooting, especially for big men, the “Granny-style” free throw has remained foreign from the NBA since Hall of Famer Rick Barry retired in …


Ex-Zag Kyle Wiltjer makes NBA Rockets’ roster

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Wiltjer has made the Houston Rockets’ roster, according to the Houston Chronicle.


James Harden signs four-year, $118 million extension with Rockets

James Harden wants to leave his mark in Houston and bring the Rockets their first championship since they won back-to-back titles in 1994-95.


AP Source: Rockets, Mike D’Antoni agree on 4-year deal

Mike D’Antoni is headed to Houston to try his “Seven Seconds or Less” offense with James Harden, one of the NBA’s most explosive offensive threats.


Stephen Curry out at least 2 weeks with sprained right knee

Stephen Curry will miss at least two weeks for Golden State with a sprained ligament in his right knee, dealing a blow to the Warriors’ hopes of following a record-breaking …


Klay Thompson scores 38 as Warriors beat Rockets

Klay Thompson scored 38 points and the Golden State Warriors overcame star Stephen Curry’s absence to beat the Houston Rockets 114-110 on Thursday night.


Rockets end Spurs’ 7-game streak with 88-84 win

The Houston Rockets had their best defensive performance of the season in a victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.


Kevin McHale fired by Rockets after 4-7 start

The Houston Rockets fired Kevin McHale on Wednesday with the team off to a lackluster 4-7 start just a year after advancing to the Western Conference finals.


Rockets embrace risk in trading for Ty Lawson

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey knows adding Ty Lawson is a risky move. He believes the possible reward is worth that risk. Lawson was acquired in a trade with …


Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

OAKLAND, Calif. – After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball’s biggest stage again. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, …


UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2015, 9:42 p.m.

Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

OAKLAND, Calif. — After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball’s biggest stage again.


James Harden scores playoff career-high 45 to keep Houston alive

HOUSTON – James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston’s embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3. Coach Kevin McHale told him the best thing to …


Rockets upend Warriors as Harden scores 45

James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points and the Houston Rockets led from start to finish to avoid elimination in the NBA Western Conference finals with a 128-115 victory …


Golden State Warriors claim 2-0 edge in conference finals

OAKLAND, Calif. – James Harden had Game 2 on his fingertips – and then he didn’t. Now the Golden State Warriors have the Western Conference finals in their grasp.


UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2015, 9:39 p.m.

Warriors hold off James Harden, Rockets to take 2-0 lead

OAKLAND, Calif. — James Harden had Game 2 on his fingertips — and then he didn’t. Now the Golden State Warriors have the Western Conference finals in their grasp.


Warriors’ rookie coach Kerr used to pressure

OAKLAND, Calif. – With the stakes high and fans ready to question and critique every move, Steve Kerr knew he’d be in the spotlight no matter how things played out …


Rockets wrap up series with Game 7 win over Clippers

HOUSTON – The Houston Rockets are heading to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years after overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to eliminate the Los Angeles …